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Welcome and thank you for visiting the West Yorkshire MBF Festival Web page.

It was my pleasure to launch the West Yorkshire Festival at the Mark Annual Provincial Meeting on 2nd April 2016 and it will now run until 2023 when we hope to celebrate our achievements in fine West Yorkshire style.

The Festival is for everyone; Mark Masons with their families and friends and Freemasons from across all Masonic Orders who wish to share and enjoy the fellowship it will create. Indeed it is hoped that we will all make the necessary fund raising a great deal of fun and enjoy ourselves tremendously along the way.

I commend the work already done in preparation for our Festival by the Festival Chairman, VW.Bro. Richard Puttrell and his team, and there are many ways we can all now contribute towards its success.

New ideas for fundraising will be greatly appreciated, so please read on to find out what is already being done across the Province and to see how you and your Lodge can make a difference.

Jim Steggles
Provincial Grand Master

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What is the 2023 Mark Benevolent Fund Festival A.  The Mark Benevolent Fund is the Order’s national charity and provides support to members of the Order, their families and dependants. It also supports non-masonic charities large and small, both nationally and internationally. The primary source of its funds is the annual Festivals held each year in a different Province. The last time such a Festival was held in West Yorkshire was 1988. Q.  If …